Shadow Country adaptation

Deadwood fans saw a slight flicker of hope last month for the long-awaited sequel to the series. Concluding David Milch‘s riveting series as an HBO film has been talked about for years, but it’s finally seeming, oddly, more realistic as the years go by.

HBO programming president, Michael Lombardo, said they’re just waiting on Milch to make it happen, and that he was currently busy with another project. That other project? Possibly an adaptation of Shadow County, starring Jeff Bridges, for HBO.

Learn more about the Shadow Country adaptation below.

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After many, many years of on-again, off-again development, Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower looks closer than ever to the big screen. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are set to lead the Western fantasy epic being directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and now the heavyweight duo are being joined by an up-and-comer: Abbey Lee, who made her big-screen debut last year in Mad Max: Fury Road. Which is all fine and dandy, except her casting has some readers scratching their heads. Which character, exactly, is she playing?  Read More »

Movies to Watch Before The Hateful Eight

Even though The Hateful Eight is nearly gone from theaters after being released a month ago, there’s really no bad time to hear what movies are good to watch before you see Quentin Tarantino‘s latest, violent Western. Even if you aren’t able to see the movie in theaters anymore, it’ll be out on home video soon enough. So if you happened to miss it the first time around, you have ample time to check out these movies before then. Plus, this video laying them all out includes commentary on each from Tarantino himself. Find out below. Read More »

forsaken trailer

As long as people have been making movies, they’ve been telling stories about outlaws returning home, trying to put their dark pasts behind them, and finding their talent for violence coming in handy when bad guys come calling. Nothing about director Jon Cassar‘s Forsaken looks particularly original or unique, but when you’re dealing with a genre as classical as the western, that may not be a bad thing. Sometimes, the same song performed by a fresh band can be mighty pleasing.

The obvious hook here is Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland playing father and son, but as you can see in the trailer below, the real attraction is the chance to watch an old school western that is seemingly free of pretense.

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It’s no secret Quentin Tarantino‘s films tie together. Forget Red Apple cigarettes, because the connections go deeper than that. Some of the writer-director’s characters are related, some have possibly crossed paths with one another, and some, according to Tarantino, have even watched each other at the movie theater.

After the jump, the Hateful Eight director discusses the Quentin Tarantino universe.

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Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight is now in theaters. While the film has been a tad divisive amongst the filmmaker’s fans and critics, both Jacob Hall and I absolutely adore the film. In fact, I’m seeing it for a third time tonight, and I can’t wait to once again unravel Tarantino’s rewarding narrative. It’s simply great storytelling, and as he’s stated before, it would work just as well on the stage. Now, he’s making the prospect of The Hateful Eight stage play sound more likely.

Read Tarantino’s future plans for the material after the jump.

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If you were to sit down and hammer out a list of the best modern television shows that feel like they represent everything the medium can accomplish while quietly pushing media and culture to another level with their prodding, impossible-to-exaggerate greatness, HBO‘s Deadwood would be in the top five. Top three, if you decide to not kid yourself. It was a good show. You should watch it. Call your parents and get their HBO Go password, kids.

Unfortunately, David Milch‘s profane, beautiful and immersive western series was cancelled too early, concluding after three seasons with a final episode that was a fine season finale but a lackluster series finale. But now, HBO says that the series will finally get to go out in a blaze of glory with a proper Deadwood movie. Which is great news! But temper your expectations, hold on to your horses, etc. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this kind of news.

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The /Film team has spent the first week of 2016 saying goodbye to 2015 in the best way possible – by assembling our personal top 10 films of the year lists. Each of these lists represents one writer’s specific viewpoint, celebrating the movies that matter the most to them. These lists are, by their very nature, deeply personal.

But what would a year-end list representing the entire site as a whole look like? Could we take these personal lists and merge them into one uber-list that reflects our combined tastes?

That’s what we set out to discover. Blood was spilled. Tears were shed. Numbers were crunched. But we did it. This is the official, mathematically proven /Film Top 15 Films of 2015.

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Quentin Tarantio cinematography

People were fortunate enough to get to see The Hateful Eight earlier than expected last year. After writer-director Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth feature film performed as well as it did in limited release, The Weinstein Company pushed up the expansion date. So, by now, the hope is most of you have seen this fantastic film. But whether or not you have, you might enjoy watching Quentin Tarantino discuss The Hateful Eight for 30 minutes. Click the jump to see his (not-very-spoiler-y) talk.

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